USS PC-470

Summary

History
United States
NameUSS PC-470
Builder
Laid down27 February 1942
Launched27 June 1942
Commissioned31 July 1942
DecommissionedMarch 1946, Portland, Oregon
RenamedUSS Antigo (PC-470), 15 January 1956
Stricken1 July 1960
Fateunknown
General characteristics
Class and type PC-461-class submarine chaser
Length173 ft (53 m)

USS PC-470 was a PC-461-class submarine chaser built for the United States Navy during World War II. She was later renamed Antigo (PC-470) but never saw active service under that name.

Career

PC-470 was laid down by George Lawley & Sons of Neponset, Massachusetts, on 27 February 1942, and launched on 27 June. She was commissioned on 31 July.[1]

While in the Philippines during World War II, the ship was holed by a Japanese 75-millimeter (3.0 in) shell at Leyte, but was repaired.[2] PC-470 earned two battle stars for her World War II service.[1]

PC-470 was decommissioned in March 1946 at Portland, Oregon, and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet in the Columbia River. On 15 January 1956, while in reserve, the ship was renamed Antigo (PC-470), but never saw any active service under that name. Antigo was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 1 July 1960. Her ultimate fate is not recorded in secondary sources.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c Priolo, Gary P. (2005). "Antigo (PC 470), ex-PC-470". Navsource Naval History. Retrieved 15 September 2009.
  2. ^ US Navy Discharge Documents, NAVSOURCE, The Forgotten Fleet

Further reading

  • McBride, Walter Neil (2009). When in all ways ready for sea : the saga of the USS PC 470 during WWII. Conneautville, PA: Attraction Center Pub. ISBN 978-0-9816791-2-9.